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Thomas Cohen: Bloom Forever Five-piece rock band S.C.U.M called it quits in 2013 (after the release of just one album in 2011) so members could pursue solo projects. Lead singer Thomas Cohen had begun writing solo material—releasing the single...
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Record Calendar
Made by Antalya, Turkey-based illustrator Gulsah Suzen, this vinyl-inspired 2016 calendar features the days of each month flowing through the grooves of a record. The print is available in two different sizes and is available on glossy or matte paper...
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Wesley & Kemp's Record Easel
Freshly launched lifestyle company Wesley & Kemp shows off the spirit of Detroit and the Midwest, and incorporates collaborations with local artists and makers like Michigan's Mercy Supply. The standout from Wesley & Kemp's debut collection of...
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Best of CH 2015: ListenUp
This year, musicians protested through shouts and rhymes, exposed painful wounds, gave the middle finger to haters and, most of all, perfectly captured the essence of the here and now through their songs. In no particular order, here are 12 musical...
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Spotify's Year in Music, 2015
By now, you've no doubt trawled through your musical obsessions from 2015, thanks to Spotify's Year in Music and if not, we couldn't recommend it more. Whether you began 2015 with something timely, nostalgic or something by Drake, which most of...
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For True Fans Only: Merch Junkies
It started out with a Bowie jacket NYC-based stylist and photographer Zara Mirkin made for herself. "I was always painting on the back of jackets and jeans," she tells CH. "The idea came about after I had so many people take photos of my Bowie jacket...
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T20 In-Ear Headphones
British audio experts RHA have upgraded their first higher-end and design-forward T10 in-ear headphones with a newly invented DualCoil driver for more accurate sound reproduction than conventional dynamic drivers. The result is the T20, which offers...
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1. Cover Eagles of Death Metal and Support Paris Victims Proving that beautiful things can come from terrible events, the Eagles of Death Metal are urging musicians to cover their sweet rock tune "I Love You All The Time"—and for every cover sold...
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Sonos Play:5
The new flagship from Sonos—Play:5—features six drivers, each with their own amp to provide big, rich and well-balanced sound. Like all Sonos speakers, the Play:5 streams music from any of your favorite sources and is controlled from a simple app on...
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This is All a Dream We Dreamed
Read about one of America's most significant bands in "This is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead," written by two of the Dead's most-respected historians, Blair Jackson and David Gans. The duo writes (with thanks to band...
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Joey Roth's Steel Speaker
Joey Roth—an industrial designer and CH favorite known for enhancing simple pleasures through beautiful design—is back with a second musical creation: the Steel Speaker. His first foray into the audio world, the Ceramic Speaker set, astonished...
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Mini Banjo
For the young and the young at heart, there's nothing as magical as a song—or simply making a racket. Do both with this cute, bright red mini banjo from Poketo. Little ones can develop their motor skills on the four-stringed instrument, while grown...
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1. Otis Johnson on Life After 44 Years in Prison At the age of 25, Otis Johnson was sentenced to 44 years in prison. Now 69 years old, Johnson is finally free and has re-entered society—albeit a much different one than he left behind. In a video...
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David Bowie: ★ We've watched and re-watched David Bowie's 10 minute long music video for his new song "★"(pronounced "Blackstar") and still have no idea what's going on—but we can say with certainty that the audiovisual experience is weird in the...
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Floating Record Player
Chicago-based Gramovox seemingly defies gravity (and decades of tradition) with the Floating Record: a turntable that spins vinyl vertically for maximum audiovisual impact—truly treating each record like a work of art. With final assembly taking place...
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Interview: Danish DJs Den Sorte Skole
John Oswald, Girl Talk, DJ Shadow and even Pogo are recognizable artists who made their name creating new music exclusively from samples. Copenhagen-based collective Den Sorte Skole distinguishes themselves not just because of their numbers—their latest...
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Leather Slipmat
As an alternative to standard felt slipmats, Tanner Goods offers a handmade leather version worthy of your thoughtful turntable setup and favorite records. The material collects less dust (and therefore less static build-up) and is uncommonly beautiful...
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How Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 90 Became a Reality
Strange, beautiful, different. These aren't the typical adjectives given to hi-fi speakers, and yet they're the best words to describe Bang & Olufsen's new contemporary masterpiece, the BeoLab 90 active loudspeakers. Years in the making, the finished...
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Björk: Lionsong (Vulnicura Strings Version) Though Björk just released the final installment of remixes for her heartbreak album Vulnicura, she's not done yet reworking the dense layers of material. The Icelandic heroine will be releasing an...
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1. How Virtual Reality Can Help With Dieting At Tokyo University’s Cyber Interface Lab, researchers are exploring the ways virtual reality can influence the way we see, taste and experience different foods. Using a head-mounted camera and virtual...
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